Sustaining practice and ourselves in contexts of injustice


This one-day workshop provides those working in contexts of injustice with a space to reflect on the impact of their work, and ways of sustaining themselves. The workshop will review and critique concepts related to stress and burnout, and explore contextual factors impacting on worker well-being. The day will be both reflective and practically oriented.

Content includes:

  • A review and critical reflection on concepts related to stress, including burnout, vicarious traumatisation and resilience;
  • Exploration of stressors that challenge worker capacity, including political and organisational stressors;
  • Reflection on motivation and values core to our practice; and
  • Sharing of practical strategies and creative approaches for sustaining practice in contexts of injustice.

Suitable for
This workshop is suitable for health practitioners, eg. counsellors, nurses, physiotherapists and justice workers, eg. case workers, social workers, lawyer providing support to people from refugee backgrounds.